This weekend, February 22-24, in New York City, you can enjoy an ongoing happy hour at locations throughout the city, browse antique books, and finish things off with an Oscars-watching party.
Friday, February 22
Brooklyn's BAM is hosting the New York Korean Film Festival (Feb. 22-24, BAM Rose Cinemas at 30 Lafayette Ave. in Brooklyn, $13, times vary) with a variety of Korean movies ranging from rom-com to K-horror to blockbusters, and it's all recent Korean cinema, no oldies, with English subtitles.
Literature and Lunch
For a fancy lunch spiced up with elegant conversation, the Voice of Witness: Oral History Book Series roundtable (Ma Peche at 15 W. 56th St., $35, noon-2 p.m.) should satisfy. The roundtable discussion, food, and drinks will last for a leisurely two hours, asking the question "What does it mean to be(come) an American?"
Apparently very popular among thirsty New Yorkers, Yelp Drinks! (Feb. 22-24, various locations throughout NYC, beer and cocktails for $2.50 and up at a 50-percent discount) will be going strong throughout the coming weekend. The nonstop happy hour is a recurring event, so if you miss it this weekend, you can catch it next time.
The annual Antifolk Festival at the East Village Sidewalk Cafe (Feb. 22-24, 94 Ave. A, no cover, 6 p.m.-after midnight) is a good place to catch some music. Some performers on the roster include Debe Dalton, Larkin Grimm, and the Pendulum Swings.
Saturday, February 23
In their regular feature, Waverly Midnights, the IFC Film Center (323 Sixth Ave. at West Third Street, $13.50) is showing a high-definition digital projection of the 1975 classic "Jaws" on Friday, Feb. 22, and Saturday, Feb. 23, at 12:10 a.m.
You would have to be seriously in love with pasta and have some money to burn, but the Art of Making Pasta Workshop (11 a.m.-3 p.m., Del Posto at 85 10th Ave., $200 per person) promises to leave you educated and full of food and drink. The pasta-making class is followed by a feast and glasses of wine, and every student leaves with his or her own pasta-making kit.
It promises to be an off-Broadway experience to remember: "Crazytown: My First Psychopath" (7 p.m.; 145 W. 28th St., third floor; $12) is a comical look at the real story of a tripped-up therapist who is forced to deal with a psychopath. Video clips of some of the characters are available for a preview.
Sunday, February 24
The big show on Sunday will be the 85th Annual Academy Awards (7 p.m.). There are a ton of places around New York City that are having live screenings, Oscar-themed parties, voting parties, and more. Some good picks include Big Screen Plaza at Aventi Hotel (839 Avenue of the Americas), a 1929-themed party at KTCHN (508 W. 42nd St.), Southern Hospitality (645 Ninth Ave.), and many more.
The Greenwich Village Antiquarian Book Fair is on all weekend (Saturday, Feb. 23, from noon-8 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 24, from noon-5 p.m.; 490 Hudson St.; $10 on Saturday for both days; $5 on Sunday). You can browse through a serious East Coast collection of rare and vintage books from the 17th through 21st centuries gathered from regional book dealers. The types of works cover a wide array, including children's series and illustrated books, modern first editions, art, photography, and more.
Genevieve Belmaker is a New York City-based journalist with more than five years of experience reporting on New York City news, events, people, and happenings around town.
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